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It is never an easy task to say goodbye to some of the region’s best, but we want to wish the members of Hermiston’s Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry (Armor) the best as they depart…

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Important people can get lost inside the twisting channels of history and that is why the recent unveiling of a mural on Southwest Dorion Avenue celebrating Black cowboy and Pendleton Round-Up…

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Veterans Day rolls around every year and for a 24-hour period — or even less for some — we collectively push our thoughts to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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In Oregon, the deadline for state workers to be fully vaccinated has passed. Gov. Kate Brown imposed the mandate in an attempt to increase the number of Oregonians who are fully vaccinated. Un…

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat representing Oregon, has some questions about the causes for a wave of pharmacy closures, most notably those in 56 Bi-Mart stores, including the Baker City store.

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It was a small story, a few hundred words, but the tale of the Ukiah School District receiving broadband is one of those feel-good accounts that sometimes can be hard to come by.

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Life lessons for many are hard to come by, but for Pendleton’s William Wehrli, dispelling misconceptions about autism and helping others may be his calling.

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The news that more than half of Oregon’s state employees will get an extra six weeks to get inoculated against COVID-19 was welcome, but the question of what happens after the deadline remains…

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At least recently good news can seem hard to find but for those looking for a story that showcases what community and business can do tighter one needs to look no further than the Families Fir…

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We have from the start advised those old enough and medically able to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We have also pressed employers to take reasonable steps to protect their employe…

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State lawmakers are poised to meet Sept. 20 to finalize plans to reframe the state’s 90 legislative districts and six congressional districts, but the long-term ramifications are murky and how…

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Sen. Ron Wyden should get kudos for sponsoring a virtual town hall session in August regarding his River Democracy Act, and the esteemed lawmaker did a good job of answering questions and tryi…

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In almost the same breath that state officials announced that an average Oregon taxpayer may get a $850 kicker tax rebate, they were hinting at changing the kicker.

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It will be a tall order to find a better feel-good community story in the near future than the decision by the Hermiston School District to pay for all school supplies for elementary and middl…

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The decision the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners made last week to reinstate mask requirements for county employees and for residents visiting county buildings, was the right one.

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It is not a political scandal by any means, but the recent news Gov. Kate Brown spent a large chunk of taxpayer dollars to pay one of her former advisers to serve as a political consultant lea…